By Karina Sumner-Smith
Once, Xhea's wishes have been uncomplicated: sufficient to consume, protection within the underground, and the hit of vibrant money to remodel her gray-cast global into colour. yet within the aftermath of her rescue of the Radiant ghost Shai, she realizes the lifestyles she had recognized is long past forever.
In the 2 months on the grounds that her fall from the town, Xhea has hidden in skyscraper Edren, sheltered and trying to heal. yet quickly even she needs to face the troubling fact that she may perhaps by no means stroll back. Shai, ever devoted, has stayed through her side--but the ghost's very presence has despatched untold fortunes into Edren's coffers and dangerously unbalanced the reduce City's political balance.
War is brewing. past Edren's partitions, the opposite skyscrapers have heard inform of the Radiant ghost and the facility she holds; rumors, too, communicate of the woman who sees ghosts who should be the foremost to controlling that strength. quickly, assassins stalk the skyscrapers' darkened corridors whereas armies assemble within the streets. yet Shai's magic isn't the purely prize--nor the one strength that may switch every little thing. finally, Xhea starts to profit of her unusual darkish magic, and why even whispers of its presence are adequate to make the reduce urban elite tremble in fear.
Together, Xhea and Shai could have the ability to prevent a war--or turn into a weapon nice adequate to carry town to its knees. that's, if the magic does not damage them first.
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